Amazing Staff Picks (02/14/2018)

The best part of... No... We cannot hold it in any longer. We need to talk about these books! Here are this week's Amazing Staff Picks.

Heather's Pick

Bingo Love GN

Heather's Pick

When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage. From TEE FRANKLIN (Love is Love) and JENN ST-ONGE (Jem & The Misfits), Bingo Love is a touching story of love, family, and resiliency that spans over 60 years. 

Do you need to be emotionally destroyed by a story with queer Grandmothers who, after decades of sexuality suppression, decide that Love is Love and that true strength comes from within? And that we all deserve our own happiness? Are you already crying from this description? Then you NEED Bingo Love. The best part of this heart wrenching story is that it is YA (Young Adult). Everyone can enjoy it!

Now... To break your hearts even further... We... Are... Already sold out. Bingo Love is so popular, that it pre-sold out everywhere! Image Comics has already ordered a Second Printing and it will arrive on shelves on March 14th. Come in and reserve your copy today!

Katie's Pick

Ice Cream Man #1 (2nd Print)

Katie's Pick

Chocolate, vanilla, existential horror, drug addiction, musical fantasy...there's a flavor for everyone's misery. Ice Cream Man is a genre-defying comic book series featuring disparate "one-shot" tales of sorrow, wonder, and redemption. Each installment features its own cast of strange characters, dealing with their own special sundae of suffering. And on the periphery of all of them, like the twinkly music of his colorful truck, is the Ice Cream Man-a weaver of stories, a purveyor of sweet treats. Friend. Foe. God. Demon. The man who, with a snap of his fingers-lickety split!-can change the course of your life forever. Written by W. MAXWELL PRINCE (One Week in the Library), with art by MARTÍN MORAZZO (Great Pacific) and CHRIS O'HALLORAN (Generation Gone).

Have you seen that Netflix show Black Mirror? Each story tells a deep, winding tale of woe, life and reality. It builds a level of fiction but also gives us a glimpse into truth. If you love stories like that, then Ice Cream Man is 100%... No... 1,000% for you! It has chills, thrills while also telling the stories of human nature. Its reality that portrays the darkness that resides within. But do not fall in love with the characters, as each issue weaves a new tale that will leave you hanging onto the edge of your seat.

The series was so popular that, at its original release back in January, it completely sold out. But Image Comics would not leave us hanging. The Second Printing is on the shelves. Come grab a copy now!

James' Pick

Kick-Ass #1

James' Pick

KICK-ASS IS BACK-ready to wipe out the city's criminal low-lives, destroy its gangs, and save its communities from decay. But there's a new face beneath the old mask, a new figure wearing that famous green and yellow spandex. Who is this new vigilante superhero? Who can fill Dave Lizewski's shoes? WHO IS THE NEW KICK-ASS? Find out in the first issue of this new, ongoing monthly series. Comic book legends MARK MILLAR (Huck, Chrononauts) and JOHN ROMITA, JR. (All Star Batman, Silencer) reunite for the next chapter of the greatest superhero comic of all time.

Dave Lizewski has retired. But Kick-Ass is still needed. It is time for a new hero to dawn the mask. But who could truly replace the greatest Superhero of all time? (PS: It is not who you think!) Celebrating 10 Years of Kick-Ass, the all-star team of Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. return to the story we love so much. And they are not holding back any punches! Come in and grab the first issue of the new series today!


PS: Already grabbed a copy of the new series? Don't forget to come back in next week. Mark Millar is also bringing back his pint-sized, could-totally-beat-up-The-Punisher, heroine, Hit-Girl! And she is going world-wide! Hit-Girl #1 is on shelves 02/21/2018.

Do you need more options? We have so many more great reads for you! Stop on by, have a chat and we can offer you more and more titles we know you will love!